Preventing and Management of Operating Room Fires

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation has created a video that discusses how to prevent and manage fires that occur in the operating room.

The video is 18 minutes long and was released in February 2010.

Here is what the organization says about operating room fires:

The most notable finding when cases of operating room fires are reviewed is that most if not all are preventable! This video is intended to promote the best practices known to prevent the potentially devastating complication of a fire in the operating room. Each member of the operating room care team has a role to play in preventing operating room fires.

You may view the video here.  Here is additional commentary for the anesthesia professional and the ENT Surgeon.